Travel Professionals International | 2013 | September

TPI Holds Summer Parties Across Canada

September 19, 2013

Travel Professionals International held its annual summer parties across Canada during August 2013.

Over 160 guests attended the events in Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, Regina, SK, Winnipeg, MB, Toronto, ON, Ottawa, ON, and Halifax, NS, hosted by TPI’s Regional Sales Managers, Trudy McMillan, Rhonda LaFosse, and Lisa Geddes.

As a donated portion of the registrations for the events, advisors and TPI corporately raised $644 for Breakfast Club of Canada – equivalent to providing 644 meals for children in need.

The events were generously co-sponsored by, TPI preferred partners, Transat Holidays and Ama Waterways.

TPI Partners with David’s Bridal

September 05, 2013

Travel Professionals International has partnered with David’s Bridal, North America’s largest bridal retailer, to offer promotional opportunities for TPI advisors at 7 David’s Bridal locations across Canada, with more locations planned as the program grows.

“David’s Bridal was looking for a national partner that fit the demands of their brides for complementary services that were offered by local experts,” said Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President, “and in TPI advisors they found exactly what they were looking for.”

A formalwear powerhouse, David’s Bridal has over 300 stores where one in four American brides purchases her wedding gown. As David’s Bridal Preferred Service Providers, TPI advisors are granted in-person access to promoting their services to the hundreds of daily visitors to David’s Bridal retail locations. Utilizing a setup similar to that of a trade show booth, TPI advisors use the retailing draw of the formalwear stores to grow their own database with warm leads for generating mainly destination wedding, honeymoon, and bachelor and bachelorette party bookings.

“This partnership with a major chain means an exciting and substantial opportunity for our participating advisors to increase their sales via a warm sales environment,” said Morgan, “and for all TPI advisors it represents a brand building program in terms of public awareness of our organization.”

The locations currently covered by the partnership are: Langley, BC; Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Winnipeg, MB; Cambridge, ON; Scarborough, ON; Ottawa, ON.

TPI Announces Summit Dates

September 03, 2013

Travel Professionals International announces the dates for its annual TPI Summit events across Canada, 21-29 September 2013.

Taking place in major centres across Canada, the annual TPI Summit meetings are cumulatively the most-attended events in TPI’s annual calendar. Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President, and Penny Martin, TPI Director of Sales, are traveling across the country to deliver industry and TPI-specific updates on new programs and services. In addition, TPI Regional Sales Managers, Trudy McMillian (Western Canada), Rhonda LaFosse (Ontario), and Lisa Geddes (Atlantic Canada), will be hosting best practice group exercises and supplier presentations. Following the daytime events, advisors are able to network with their peers along with supplier representatives during a cocktail and trade show event plus take part in an exclusive reception for TPI’s top producing advisors. In select locations, TPI-exclusive Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS) training is also being offered.

2013 TPI Summit dates and locations:

21 September – Winnipeg, MB
22 September – Regina, SK
24 September – St. John’s, NL
25 September – Halifax, NS
26 September – Ottawa, ON
27 September – Toronto, ON
28 September – Vancouver, BC
29 September – Red Deer, AB

The 2013 TPI Summit events are generously Platinum-sponsored by Transat Holidays.